Michael J. Seidlinger

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MICHAEL J SEIDLINGER is a Filipino American author of My Pet Serial Killer, Dreams of Being, The Fun We’ve Had, and nine other books. He has written for, among others, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, and Publishers Weekly, and has led workshops at Catapult, Kettle Pond Writer's Conference, and Sarah Lawrence. He is a social media coordinator for The Authors Guild, co-founder and member of the arts collective, The Accomplices, and founder of the indie press, Civil Coping Mechanisms (CCM). You can find him online on Facebook, Twitter (@mjseidlinger), and Instagram (@michaelseidlinger).

Average rating: 4.02 · 977 ratings · 235 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Fun We've Had

3.81 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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My Pet Serial Killer

3.61 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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The Laughter of Strangers

4.23 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Sky Conducting

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Dreams of Being

4.96 avg rating — 48 ratings
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The Strangest

3.97 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Falter Kingdom

3.83 avg rating — 41 ratings3 editions
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The Face of Any Other

4.48 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Standard Loneliness Package

4.08 avg rating — 37 ratings2 editions
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Mother of a Machine Gun

4.24 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Dreams of Being by Michael J. Seidlinger
"Complex and puzzling, there’s a lot pulling in this book for how much the narrator needs direction. It definitely interested me, and I can’t ignore the fascination of an imagined version of Jiro in this. I enjoyed it, and now I want some sushi."
Dreams of Being by Michael J. Seidlinger
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“After all the talk about the end of the world the irony was that it actually happened.”
Michael J. Seidlinger, The Sky Conducting

“The demons exist. If they don’t find you, you create your own. Fear is there. It never fades. But know that you never have to be alone. Never doubt yourself, just because everyone else doesn’t understand. There’s an entire kingdom out there. Hold on to that image. Be”
Michael J. Seidlinger, Falter Kingdom

“Camus believes that in rejecting hope, rather than despair, the individual becomes that much closer to being free. It’s in the acceptance of the futility of our actions online, even though they may provide both cause (validation, recognition) and value (enriching life via apps, etc.) there will be no change. Activity will continue. Inevitably, our relevancy or level of activity will falter, and eventually change. Camus uses the inevitability of death as cause and reason to eliminate hope. To eliminate hope lets the individual experience fully, without reservation and restriction, the life at hand. I could say the same about our modern condition.”
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“There are two kinds of people, those who like to sleep next to the wall, and those who like to sleep next to the people who push them off the bed.”
Etgar Keret, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God & Other Stories

“According to Gur's theory of boredom, everything that happens in the world today is because of boredom: love, war, inventions, fake fireplaces - ninety-five percent of all that is pure boredom.”
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“After all the talk about the end of the world the irony was that it actually happened.”
Michael J. Seidlinger, The Sky Conducting

“When a person screams in pain, the actual pain is only half the noise they make. The other half is the terror at being forced to accept that they exist.”
Noah Cicero, The Condemned

“When I started writing
I was a sick teenaged
fuck inside who partly
thought I was the new
Marquis de Sade, a body
doomed to communicate
with Satan who was us-
ing my sickness as his
home away from home,
and there’s your proof.”
Dennis Cooper

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